The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) national report for maternity and gynaecology has been published.
The report’s five key recommendations for maternity care aim to reinforce the body of NHS and professional guidance which already exists to improve services for the 610,000 women who give birth in England every year and their babies.
A further ten recommendations look at shaping a better service for the 767,000 women admitted to hospital for a gynaecology procedure or those attending more than 3.6m outpatient appointments for conditions such as endometriosis, incontinence and infertility.
The report is authored by Robert Sherwin (former consultant and associate medical director at the Whittington Hospital, now a director of Women’s Health Service at Auckland District Health Board in New Zealand) and David Richmond (former president of the RCOG and a non-executive director at Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust).
The report can be accessed on the FutureNHS platform here: GIRFT national report for maternity and gynaecology.
You will need to register to download it but access is granted quickly, even to stakeholders without an NHS address.